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Old 04-30-2015, 11:28 AM   #21
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Mr. ASD. "...Teat..." ?? Thanks Mr. cal. I missed that one. I'll admit, I have NO idea where THIS thread is going...Apologies to Mr. lan...

Teats? Did I say teats, but that is a mighty fine set...
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #22
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Why? is the boat in storage?

Regardless if it is in storage or not you should treat your fuel, unless you burn it faster than you fill up. Water is the big creator of fuel tank bugs. Next time you open your fill cap, see if it has water droplets on the underside of the cap....

"It is cheaper to do preventive maintenance (i.e. Servicing) than it is to have repairs!"
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:00 PM   #23
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Regardless if it is in storage or not you should treat your fuel, unless you burn it faster than you fill up. Water is the big creator of fuel tank bugs. Next time you open your fill cap, see if it has water droplets on the underside of the cap....

"It is cheaper to do preventive maintenance (i.e. Servicing) than it is to have repairs!"
There has been a lot of discussion about this. We have had a few experts (read: industry professionals) chime in on this topic. IIRC, the conscientious was to be VERY careful using additives. You can do more harm than good. You don't know what the oil company has added and you have a better-than-not chance of making things worse. The advice was to just use your fuel. Don't let it sit regardless of what you pour into it. 90-180 day max.

Anyway, regarding the OP's question... Here is what I came up with. Utilizing the amazing talents of the TF group. The AC motor/pump was the way to go. Quiet and fast polishing or transferring fuel.

Read: The Fuel System Upgrade Project: Episode II

At the end of the day, it wasn't terribly expensive to make, but it DID take some time to design, build, and install. Worth it for sure.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:17 PM   #24
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Thanks Tom,

The advice I received (thus shared here) came from a professional who has been polishing fuel for over 40 years. His advice has yet to fail.....
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:08 PM   #25
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I just measured the transfer rate on mine the other day using a Walbo pump. 30 GPH, just as rated. With (2) 60 gallon tanks this is fine for my small boat.
When in "Polishing/transfer" mode (one valve on the right to either polish/transfer or run) it pulls through a large 27 micron Fleetgaurd filter and a 10 micron Sierra. When in Run, it also pushes through a Racor and on engine primary filter. Transfer direction and tank selection done with my existing valves. Very simple. Just added a pump and 3 way valve to make it all work. <$200

Hello could you send of post more pictures of your set up, I have purchased a 3 way valve and a pump. thanks for posting the picture.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:21 PM   #26
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Hello could you send of post more pictures of your set up, I have purchased a 3 way valve and a pump. thanks for posting the picture.
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I'll be down at the boat tomorrow and shoot a few More detail shots.
BTW both my kids live in Colorado Springs! You're a good piece from the water..
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:33 PM   #27
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Hello could you send of post more pictures of your set up, I have purchased a 3 way valve and a pump. thanks for posting the picture.
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Found one other.....Valve up for run and fuel to the Racor, Valve down for polishing and transfer (T'd into the return). Pump does not need to be on in the run position.
I'll still do some more tomorrow.

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Dauntless' Fuel Polishing System

THe Racor 900 costs about $250 and pumps almost exactly 90 gal/hr.

The rest of the plumbing was less than $100.

It removed all of that asphalt stuff by the time I got to NY.

The filters, 2040 2 mic, cost $11 each. I buy them by the case from Amazon.


AFTER that polishing, I opened the inspection port, thanks to Larry on Hobo, expecting the worst, with mop in hand.

THe tank was as clean as a babies bottom that has been washing in diesel for a month.

My mop is still unused stored behind the gen. Bucket Head took care of the water.

I was also told my American Diesel, not to connect the polisher system to the feed lines of the engine, as the pressure would screw up the lift pump in prompt fashion. And it isn't. The fuel goes to either tank return.

email me at DauntlessNY if you have questions.
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Tell me that left is UP, on the posted photo?

Otherwise the separator on the filter won't work!!!

The manual says :
Note -- mount the filter assembly as close to vertical (V) as possible. Do not
exceed 10o from vertical or the assembly may not function properly.
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Tell me that left is UP, on the posted photo?

Otherwise the separator on the filter won't work!!!

The manual says :
Note -- mount the filter assembly as close to vertical (V) as possible. Do not
exceed 10o from vertical or the assembly may not function properly.
Look again.

Looks like it's sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck.

If not, I'd be interested if the herringbone brick work is stock KK or added by the owner.
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Here is my fuel polisher / transfer pump. All the components except the white Racor 1000 filter separator existed before the refit to be able to transfer fuel from tank to tank. In reconfiguring my system, the pump and valves now only polisher and transfer fuel. This pic was during refit, pardon the dust and lack of labeling. Suction valves are on the bottom drawing from tank drains. Return valves are on top. Pump is a continuous duty 5 GPM Flojet. Filter separator is a Racor 1000 with a 2 micron cartridge. System works very well with a whirlpool effect in the separator bowl, very impressive! There is a Racor vacuum gauge plumbed up to the pilothouse to monitor filter element status.

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I'll be down at the boat tomorrow and shoot a few More detail shots.
BTW both my kids live in Colorado Springs! You're a good piece from the water..
thank you so much I am semi-retired and fly to Melbourne every other month. I have lived here most of my life so snow and the cold are not a cup of tea. But I do love the summers here, and love the winters in FL.
When it comes to having a boat in the water in FL. and I am here it can be a bit much at times.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:31 AM   #33
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thank you so much
No problem Marty. Some additional pics at the link along with a schematic. This is a very simple system using only 2 valves (Plus Boat tank select valves) to either filter/transfer or run..

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Look again.

Looks like it's sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck.

If not, I'd be interested if the herringbone brick work is stock KK or added by the owner.
Oops

Yes, I wanted to show the components before installation, as the hardware is behind the board it is mounted on.

I thought that was sort of obvious since the hoses are not connected to anything.
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@Heron: Would you mind sharing walbro pump specs and model number if you have that. I see 'in tank' models but not stand alone versions. And I don't think the ones I see listed are what you have. I'm seeing 60 GPH models. Thanks
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@Heron: Would you mind sharing walbro pump specs and model number if you have that. I see 'in tank' models but not stand alone versions. And I don't think the ones I see listed are what you have. I'm seeing 60 GPH models. Thanks

I used the Walbro FRA-4. (32 GPH) These guys have the specs, and recommend this for their fuel polishing set-up...Seems to be a common selection for this application..Scroll down the page for links to their Fuel polishing page..



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